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5K Run/Walk, Kid’s Fun Run, and Family Festival


A local tradition since 1982, the Run-Walk for Peace 5K supports local and global efforts to promote peace.

This family-friendly event invites participation by peacemakers of all ages. In addition to the race, younger participants can complete the Kids' Fun Run.  We will also make Equal Exchange fair trade products available for purchase, along with sneaker recycling and baked-good door prizes. Age-group winners will receive fair-trade awards.

The race starts and finishes at the Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren (777 South Mount Joy Street). Parking will be available in the church lot, as well as on-street parking on Cedar and Mount Joy Streets. This course has been measured with a calibrated wheel, with chip timing by Integrity Sports (www.PArunners.com).

This year’s race benefits New Community Project (NCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to Building a new community of justice and peace for our neighbors and respect for the earth.” Proceeds will be divided between NCP’s “Give a Girl a Chance” (peace through justice) program; “If a Tree Falls” program (peace through reforestation, helping ensure a stable environment which mitigates fighting over scarcity) and NCP’s core programs. For more information about NCP: http://www.newcommunityproject.org/

Race day Schedule

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - Packet Pick-up and Same Day Registration (Yes! You can register the day of the race!)

9 a.m. - Run/Walk Start

10:00 a.m. – Kids’ Fun Run! (Free) A short grass-covered course for children 9 & under. No registration required, but parent/guardian must sign a release prior to event.

10:05 a.m. – Door Prizes and Awards Ceremony, Unique FAIR TRADE Awards for Overall Men’s and Women’s Champions as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following age groups: (0-9) (10-14) (15-24) (25-34) (35-44) (45-54) (55-64) (65 & Over)

You can download the registration form here


Download Registration Form



Questions? Contact runforpeace@etowncob.org



2015 Race results are in! We had 142 registered runners and walkers and raised over $10,000 profit for beneficiary DVS. There were over 50 volunteers (race + attractions) The results have been posted hereOverall records here, and Age group results here.


Photos from the 2013 Run for Peace

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Elizabethtown Church of the Brethren
777 South Mount Joy Street
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
717-367-1000 Fax 717-367-6948